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“Amazing trip with Outlook!”
Review of Outlook Safaris

Outlook Safaris
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Owner description: We have been operating safaris to the Kruger National Park since 1998 and specialize in this region of South Africa. All safaris are conducted by professional safari guides employed by ourselves. You will deal with us personally and safaris generally leave from the Outlook Lodge. Options vary from budget camping to luxury lodge safaris. At Outlook Safaris we are a tight knit group of people who are all in this business to make African Dreams come true on your Kruger Park Safari. Combined our management members have almost 80 years of experience in the Safari industry, thus you can be assured that your dreams are in very capable hands.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a solo traveler, it was difficult finding a company that would accommodate me. I was referred to Outlook by another company and am so glad I was! They responded quickly to my inquiries and were able to accommodate my last minute reservation. The entire camp staff was wonderful, helpful, and very hospitable-especially Jeremiah, Rickson, and “Master Chef”. The meals were great (& presented so well!) and the guides tried their best to find the animals that you were looking for (no guarantee you’ll actually see them though, of course). Overall a wonderful safari experience and I look forward to returning!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tawny C
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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tawny, it's fantastic to hear your feedback regarding your safari experience, and it's certainly something I will share with our staff in the Kruger. I'm also glad that Jeremiah, Rickson and the team were able to make your experience all the more memorable and that you enjoyed the meals and the game drives. I'm sure we'll see you on safari again soon. Until then. Kind Regards

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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A group of four of us were booked with Outlook Safaris through a third-party operator. I'm very glad this was the safari company they went with. Pick-up and transfer from Johannesburg to Pretoriuskop Camp went smoothly, if a bit long (NOT a complaint against Outlook Safaris, it's just a long distance). The tents were well maintained and the beds were comfortable. The food was excellent--their chef Ishmael prepared wonderful snacks, breakfasts, and dinners. The game drives were spectacular and our guides, particularly Daniel and DJ, were fantastic. They were very knowledgeable about the wildlife in the Kruger National Park, and more than willing to put up with "Back the truck up! No, now forward! Too far, back up a little more!" They seriously had the patience of saints. I will say we got VERY, VERY lucky on our drives. We managed to get a front row seat of a lioness eating a freshly killed gazelle (an awesome if rather gruesome once-in-a-lifetime opportunity), then a pair of cheetahs on the way back to camp, with Daniel as our guide. We also saw a mother leopard with her two adolescent cubs on our last game drive, this time with DJ. Given how elusive leopards are, it was almost miraculous to see not one but three of these beautiful animals. Even without these big cat sitings, the drives were fun and informative. The weather was cold and rainy for our third and final days but we still got fantastic game drives. If (more likely when) I return to Kruger, I plan on using Outlook Safaris.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rachelwilmoth1982
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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Rachel, thank you for your phenomenal feedback. It's great to hear that everything went smoothly - I'm especially glad that your game drives were exciting and interesting. There really is so much to see and experience in the African bush, and I'm sure that Daniel and DJ were happy to share their passion for it, with you. I will also let Ishmael and the team know that you enjoyed the meals and the accommodation. We'll see you on your next trip to the Kruger. Until then! Kind Regards

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

I just returned from a great Safari with Outlook in Kruger with my Parents, girlfriend, and younger brother. We stayed two nights in Pretoriuskop and one night in Skukuza. The Outlook team was extremely professional and helpful throughout the entire trip. Airport pick up and drop off from Nelspruit Kruger International we easy and quick. We saw all the big five and then some! Sadly Pretoriuskop was full for the last night of our trip, but Outlook arranged for us to stay in Skukuza the final night, and at the end of the day I am glad we did. It allowed us to see another section of the park as well as two more rest camps.

Our guide, who's name I believe was Taii or something along those lines (sorry, long travel day...) was absolutely fantastic. He was clearly as excited to see the animals as we were and did his absolute best to find everything possible. We were very lucky to see a pride of lions attack a herd of buffalo and see a leopard stalk a group impala. He added as much info as possible throughout the ride, interjecting tidbits about each animal we saw. Very glad we got paired up with him, and our whole family extends our thanks!

The accommodation arrangements and food were all great and handled professionally and efficiently. We had a total of 4 safari drives throughout the trip (one with park rangers, 3 with our guide,) as well as doing the panorama drive which was great despite low visibility due to cloud cover.

Would absolutely recommend Outlook for a great Kruger safari experience!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Benjamin G
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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Benjamin, thank you for sharing your safari experience with us. It sounds like you had some fantastic sightings on your safari and made many unforgettable memories along the way. Your comments about the professionalism and efficiency that you experienced is most appreciated - I will pass this on to your guide and the rest of our team as well. Hopefully you'll be able to join us here on safari again soon. Kind Regards

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Everything considered I’m very happy with my choice of Outlook Safaris. Helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rnnjkbsn
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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

rnnjkbsn, thank you for your feedback on your experience, and on our team in the Kruger. We're delighted that you felt justified in choosing to do your safari with us and we can only hope that you'll choose to safari with us again soon. Until then. Kind Regards

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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Went on a lovely 2n 3 day Safari package with them to the Kruger and managed to see the Big 5..
The guys run a faultless show with a great team of guides and chefs who make you feel very welcome during the stay...
Meeting people from all over the world during their evening pre-dinner wine sessions was an added plus..
Kruger being huge, and us staying inside Pretoriouskop (rest camp of SANPARKS; they have a tie up with outlook), by the last Safari, it felt we were moving around in circles in the same region...can't fault them though!

Could be best to drive in your own car (or rental) and explore Kruger at your own pace on the routes you choose..

Keep up the good work guys!

Cheers

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bijayanand
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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

bijayanand, thank you for reviewing your safari with us. Your kind words regarding the faultless show that you experienced is fantastic to hear and is definitely something I'll let the team know about. I'm glad that our guides and chefs, in particular, made you feel welcome and that your safari was a memorable one. Until next time. Kind Regards

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